Thursday, November 12, 2009

Helen Frankenthaler ~ Spaced Out Orbit

Helen Frankenthaler painted Spaced Out Orbit in 1973. The Portland Art Museum acquired this painting as well as 150 other works of art from Clement Greenberg's estate in early 2000. There's much to write about Frankenthaler, Greenberg and the Portland Art Museum's aquisition during the next week. For now just take in the lushness of that pink swath floating across this immense canvas.

Or emerging from another world. Having just returned from the 12 November performance of Glass' Orphee here in Portland, I'm thinking Underworld, other world. And Spaced Out Orbit seems to be coming at me from somewhere else. Emerging through the mirror and now with me to join this world for some period of time.

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